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Tonya Bolden: "Black Lives - Great Minds of Science"

Matilda Evans (physician). Archie Alexander (civil engineer). Gladys West (mathematician). Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (marine biologist). These aren’t names that many people learn about in school, but they’re some of the greatest scientists that people should know about—doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and biologists. Each of them faced challenges as they rose to the top of their professions, but they didn’t back down.

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden will discuss her new book,  Great Minds of Science, which celebrates the lives and contributions of Black scientists throughout history.

About the Author:

Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit

About the Program:

  • To attend in person please register here
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 3 pm. 
  • All registered in person attendees will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last. 
  • Bike parking, a free parking lot, and free street parking are available along Cherry Hill Road, Seabury Road, and the Cherry Hill Town Center.

Wednesday, October 30 at 4:00pm

Cherry Hill
606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21225

Event Type

Writers LIVE!, STEAM, Maryland STEM Festival

Age Group

Kids, whole family, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11

Compass Category

Programs For Children

Compass Sections

System-Wide Flagship Programs

Event Publisher

Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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